Obstetrics

Labor neuraxial analgesia and maternal morbidity

April 21, 2022

The use of labor neuraxial analgesia for vaginal delivery was associated with a 14% decrease in the risk of severe maternal morbidity (SMM), including postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), compared to vaginal delivery without neuraxial analgesia, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

SARS-CoV-2 infections and serious obstetric complications

April 20, 2022

A retrospective cohort study published in JAMA found that pregnant and postpartum women with SARS-CoV-2 infection were at a significantly increased risk of maternal mortality or serious morbidity from common obstetric complications.

Virtual visits for prenatal care

April 19, 2022

An integrated model for prenatal care that incorporates both virtual and in-person visits has been well-received by patients and health care providers alike, according to a review in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.